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1 Individualized Learning Plans Improving Academic Success One Student at a Time

2 Each Classroom is Unique Only 36% of fourth graders in public schools are performing at or above the Proficient level in mathematics. * Only 31% of fourth graders in public schools are performing at or above the Proficient level in reading. * In an individual classroom, reading levels may vary by more than 4 grades. * NAEP- The Nations Report Card, 2005

3 Typical Classroom

4 Results An overwhelming majority of students respond positively to individualized learning Schools that utilize individualized learning show dramatic academic improvements All parents are concerned about their childs academic progress Fastest way to make a significant improvement in test scores is an ILP

5 What is an ILP? Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) are specific to each student ILPs include all of the foundation skills that the student needs to master ILPs include tutorials for each skill to be learned

6 Individual Learning Plan Name: ~ 9/4/2007 Sequence information. Distinguish between fact and opinion pieces. Write in paragraph format. Paraphrase information presented orally or in text form. Write in expository form. Individual Learning Plan Name: Jacob ~ 9/4/2007 Sequence information. Distinguish between fact and opinion pieces. Write in paragraph format. Paraphrase information presented orally or in text form. Write in expository form. SKILL: Sequence information. Sample Question: How do you make a piece of toast? How do you tie your shoelace? Skill Description: Children should be able to sequence information when writing. Tutorial: Many writing activities require children to write in a sequence. For example, recipes, instructions, and directions must all be written in a certain order. Continued…… This continues for the complete set of tutorials SKILL: Distinguish between fact and opinion pieces. Sample Question: How do you know if something is a fact or opinion? Can you think of a situation when you would write an opinion piece? What about a situation when you would include only factual information? Skill Description: Children should be able to distinguish between fact and opinion when sharing information. They should know when it is appropriate to use facts versus using an opinion in their written works. Tutorial: Both facts and opinions play an important role in writing. The trick for young children is to learn the difference between the two.

7 Who Administers the ILP? Teacher designs the ILP from test results and classroom observation and experience Instructional assistance can come from: –Teachers –Parents –Classroom Aides –Volunteers –Mentors

8 Parental Involvement Every month: –Prepare ILPs for struggling students –Review the plan and materials with the parents –Explain to the parents how to assist their child at home –Offer the student an incentive for each ILP completed

9 Accelerated Students Prepare a Going Forward ILP –Choose the next logical skills –Teach leadership by offering incentives or rewards (such as extra credit or a homework pass) for students who mentor their peers and/or students at lower grade levels

10 Save Time Research has proven: –Once a student is behind, only individualized learning will bring the student current –Leveraging parents, aides, and volunteers saves the teacher valuable classroom time –When struggling students are engaged in meaningful activities, they are less of a distraction to the rest of the class

11 Every Child can Learn Childrens Rates of Learning Vary –Personalize instruction so that each student achieves success –Make learning relevant to the students interests –Focus on Success

12 Improve Achievement Now Achievement is possible when the teacher –Individualizes instruction –Leverages his or her resources –Focuses on success Achievement is possible when the student –Masters the appropriate material –Improves reading comprehension –Feels successful

13 Rapid Resources Go to Peruse our Research Take a Tour Use ILPs for every student Watch Achievement accelerate


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